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Category: Mashterpiece Theater

September 28 2017

This one isn’t finished just yet. There is a lot of subtle timing that needs to be done before I consider it finished.

Audio: “Maru” by Mark Petrie
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Video: “Get Jinxed” from League of Legends

September 22 2017
August 18 2017

Imagine a tiny empire in the palm of your hands, just like one in a video game. I set this award-winning short film from Digital Corridor to the epic music of Thomas Bergersen. Every other video I’ve ever edited has between a few dozen and several dozen cuts; this one has four. Serendipitous is the word that comes to mind.

audio: Thomas Bergersen – Cassandra
video: The Smallest Empire – Corridor Digital

August 5 2017

This delightfully dark short was created by students, believe it or not. Because of this, I had to tweak a couple things with the animation to make it flow a little better. But thankfully the rest of it is beautiful and well animated. I don’t point this out because I think they had sub-par animation, only that it’s one of the rare times when I actually fix something within the original edit.

Audio: “Airglow” by Mark Petrie
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Video: “Ouro” by Eva Jiahui Gao & Pierre-Jean le Moel

July 28 2017

It’s hard to believe that such a powerful trailer is meant for a glorified mobile game, but who am I to complain? The song and the video have nearly identical rises and falls, so they fit together nicely here. My favorite aspect of it is watching the ending slip into slow motion right as the music reaches its peak.

Audio: “Ironbark” by Mark Petrie
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Video: Shadow Fight 3 from Nekki

July 26 2017

This haunting short film is a variation on another film by the same creator. It imagines the world after war has been completely automated for decades, and war machines are all that’s left of humanity. The soundtrack is equally haunting in its ethereal nature and almost lackadaisical meandering through what appears to be a melody trying to form and re-form itself. Collectively, these two pieces come together beautifully.

Audio: “Uncharted Realms” by Mark Petrie
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Video: “Fortress” by Dimitriy Fedotov

July 23 2017

I just love this one. The music is so powerful, and it fits the visuals so well. Sometimes I get the urge to watch this one just to get excited about something. Even though the music of the original is good, this version just works so much better.

Audio: “Uncharted Realms” by Mark Petrie
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Video: “The Light Within” from League of Legends

July 14 2017

I’ve been wanting to do this for a very long time, but none of the videos I found seemed to have the constant kinetic energy that this song requires. I had the first trailer for Smite in my queue for several months before I stumbled back upon late last night. Within minutes, it became clear that the two would work great together. A bit of tweaking later, this video was born. This is one of the only first drafts I’ve felt comfortable releasing.

audio: “Invincible” by Two Steps from Hell
video: SMITE Cinematic Trailer ‘Battleground of the Gods’ from Hi-Rez Studios

June 7 2017

“Perhaps we had a chance for peace, but desperation and trust are seldom allies.”

This is my first video in 4k, which is interesting because I think they overdid it. It was hard to find a still shot that summarized the whole video because so much of it only looks good on a big screen. But boy does it look good on a big screen. And the music is epic enough to belong in 4k, so I feel like it works really well.

audio: “Invincible” by Two Steps from Hell
video: For Honor from Ubisoft Montreal

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